Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Health insurers urged to ‘do the right thing’ after Harvey. Houston Chronicle, September 6, 2017.

The Texas Department of Insurance is urging health insurers to loosen restrictions for people seeking medical or mental health treatment.

2) Specialty practices way behind on MACRA readiness, survey shows. Healthcare IT, September 6, 2017.

A new survey found that most specialty physicians have yet to make the necessary organizational, IT, or service investments to achieve MACRA success.

3) Senators Discuss Bipartisan Approach to Repair Obamacare. The Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2017.

A bipartisan discussion was had this week regarding ways to repair the Affordable Care Act.

4) Kentucky Could Become The Only State Without A Clinic That Performs Abortions. NPR, September 6, 2017.

Kentucky is down to one clinic that performs abortions, and a trial will soon decide if that clinic will be able to continue to exist.

5) Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority’s future could be on the integration bandwagon. Crain’s, September 3, 2017.

The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority is considering working with Medicaid to integrate physical and behavioral health services.

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